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Interweaving #5 - North Country Climate Crisis Activism

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Interweaving #5 - North Country Climate Crisis Activism

In this episode, John Collins and Terry DuBray explore local efforts in northern New York to build a grassroots movement in response to the urgent threat of climate crisis. They speak with activists at a climate vigil in Canton, NY, researcher Dr. Jon Rosales, and grassroots organizer Toni Kennedy about the challenges associated with trying to shift the conversation about climate change.

Discussed in this episode: Canton, NY Monthly Climate Vigil (@climateactionvigil), Our Children’s Trust, Sunrise Movement, #ChangeTheDebate, May 29 Green New Deal Town Hall (Potsdam, NY), Toni Kennedy (@toniann03), Bill Nye video, Fourth National Climate Assessment Report (NCA4), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), book by Dr. Curt Stager

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Interweaving #4 - Lisa Guenther and Rivka Rocchio on Mass Incarceration

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Interweaving #4 - Lisa Guenther and Rivka Rocchio on Mass Incarceration

In this episode, Weave News editor Savannah Crowley speaks with Dr. Lisa Guenther about the “horizon” of prison abolition, and theater educator Rivka Rocchio shares some of the creative work she is doing to highlight the stories of correctional officers in northern New York. Rocchio’s work is part of the St. Lawrence Citizen Journalism Incubator (SLCJI) program.


Events discussed in this episode: the 2013 Pelican Bay hunger strike, the 2010 Georgia prison strike

Organizations discussed in this episode: Critical Resistance, No Exceptions Prison Collective, Reach Coalition

Books discussed in this episode: Angela Davis’ Are Prisons Obsolete?, Orlando Patterson’s Slavery and Social Death, Lisa Guenther’s Solitary Confinement: Death and Its Afterlives


Banner image: Donald "C-Note" Hooker [CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)]

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